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. if democrats didn't share america's economic urgency in my opinion we would deserve to lose more seats. however, that is not the case. when i look at the members of our caucus, i see the urgency every day. in the debate, in the eyes of our members, in their stories about their constituents every weekend. as they talk to them throughout their communities. as we look -- as we took our oaths a year ago, we knew that things weren't right in america. we saw in the lives of millions of americans out of work. and the families forced to leave their homes and the elderly down in the security of their retirement after lives of hard work. we saw it when small businesses laying off workers in the face of falling sales and rising healthcare costs and we knew things were not right when our middle class were running just to standstill for a decade and we knew something wasn't right in a political culture that thrived too long on easy choices. on the philosophy of deficits don't matter. publicly or personally, entitlements, wars and tax cuts for the privileged all paid for with borrowed cash. to be paid back b
to the flag of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the presiding officer: the clerk will read a communication to the senate. the clerk: washington, d.c, january 21, 2010. to the senate: under the provisions of rule 1, paragraph 3, of the standing rules of the senate, i hereby appoint the honorable kirsten gillibrand, a senator from the state of new york, to perform te duties of the chair. signed: robert c. byrd, presidet pro tempore. mr. mcconnell: madam president? the presiding officer: the republican leader. mr. mcconnell: i want to thank the majority leader for giving me the chance to make my very brief opening remarks as i must leave the building shortly. i thank him. mr. president, the senate's newest member is coming down from massachusetts today and we'll have a chance to welcome senator-elect brown to the capitol. obviously, we're delighted to have him. senator-elect brown has captured the attention of the entire country, but he has captured the attention of massachusetts voters
or what? [applause] he also told us that our department would be leading the way in changing america's. we're doing just that. it is an inspiration to walk in here every day and work with all of you on the issues that are so important to all americans. it is an inspiration and honor every day to work for secretary salazar and serve the president. thank you mr. secretary for the opportunity to be here with you. [applause] >> thank you, laura. we have had a great 2009 and we are fired up and ready to go for 2010. i am fired up. are you? [applause] come on. [applause] our work truly has just begun. i want to say at the outset that it would not have battled been possible to do the great things we did in 2009 -- it would not have been at all possible to do the greatÑi things we did in 209 without the people in the department of the interior. i said i would not run for the governorship of colorado because i wanted to be with you. [cheers and applause] this department, as the custodian of america's natural resources, as the custodian of america's history, really does so much for the 300 million
to an excellent panel that's assembled here. and we thank our friends and colleagues from the new america foundation, which has been helping us put this event together and some subsequent ones still to come. i won't introduce the panel now. i would, however, like to say to congressman eelsen what a pleasure it is to see him back here at brookings. he has been a frequent visitor here, and we're the better for it. we look forward to listening to you this afternoon. i don't think i need to go on at too much length about jim's background. >> good. >> we'll just stop right there. he's come to talk to us about fencing this afternoon, a sport from his youth which he's taken up once again in middle age. >> early middle age. >> right. >> but in addition to being an athlete and an owe limpion, he has also been of course a global public servant. he was that in his capacity as the president of the world bank and then in 2005-2006, he was the special envoy for the quartet working on the middle east in general and the issues and challenges of gaza in particular. subsequent to that, as a brookings trust
celebrities are rallying to keep them running free. ♪ wild, wild horses >>> good morning, america. >> good morning. it is saturday, january 30th. nice to be waking up for once with some good economic news this morning. finally. the economy growing at its fastest rate in six years. the numbers paint a really bright picture. but -- there's always the but. things might not be as rosy as that. we'll break it down. >>> also this morning, the children left behind in haiti. we've heard so many heartwarming stories of orphans able to get out of that quake-ravaged country. but more waiting, thousands more, waiting to get out. what's the holdup? we'll look at the red tape. >>> also we're off to the national zoo this morning. big farewell party planned for its star attraction. i think he's crouching. >> not the most flattering picture. >> the panda, was born in 2005. he's been delighting visitors for years. and people who watch him on his panda-cam. he's being sent to china for a breeding program. >> they grow up. and then, they leave to meet girls. >>> but we begin with the unusual winter storm slam
disadvantageous dark skinned americans. white america americns are lessg to vote for dark skinned americans. >> despite the quote/unquote negro dialect, is there truth to what he said? >> it's stupid. first of all, if you're running for re-election and you have part of your electorate that is black, don't call them negroes. i don't think there's a double standard there. that is stupid. i don't think there's a double standard. i think it's a throwback. i think he misspoke and he's paying the price for it? >> in terms of what peter mentioned in terms of a light-termed bias, does that exist? >> look back in slavery and see that clearly. there have been many, many studies that show there have been, when you look at elected officials, peter has done a lot of research and stuff he writes for the daily beast are about this. elected officials are more likely to be elected who have lighter skin. these are not conversations people don't have. black people talk about this. white people talk about it. don't talk about it together. they talk about it. so i think what harry reid has done is sort of raise
's true. i believe that middle america has spoken here in massachusetts and as they will across the country and future elections and i believe he's the catalyst for change. i believe he can be our voice for middle america. and i just feel that the change is now. i think there's a great movement across massachusetts. and i hope to be across the country as well. >> yes. dujuan? >> my concern from scott brown, my concern is americans need to break away from this right and left paradigm in general. i don't feel we have a candidate strong enough to really do what the american people need to do and scott brown, he ran as an independent but he's a true republican. so we need to break away from that right-left paradigm as american citizens and -- because that's the only answer for this nation. >> uh-huh. i think a lot of americans say hey, we want to be heard. so both republican and democratic party are on notice. dejuan, george and john, thanks for being my guests this morning. interesting discussion. >> thank you. >> coming up on "fox & friends", the silence of the salahis. >> th
makes america such an exceptional country? guest coburn there are so many things. i mean a lot of it does come from, from a christian worldview, a christian founding. part of that is freedom of choice so of course they prosper in america but it was disproportionately christians with a christian worldview founding it in part of-- part of what is interesting about that is i mean christ was really upsetting the customs of his day by using so many women for his parables, by administering to women so often. that was very unusual, so as i said before the first feminist was not gloria steinem. it was jesus christ, and there is that the idea of the freedom of choice, i mean literally choice not killing babies choice, and also the idea that all men are created by god and therefore no man has the right to rule over you accept by your consent, except not perfect consent but that is the idea of a federalist democracy that making this a roula for you by divine right because the king has no genetic authority over you. there is and a son of god or some genetic power to roll over their people.
, they want an end to abortion in america. i'm not going to say whether they're right or wrong but i'll point out, when the republicans were in charge, the senate, the house, the white house, the supreme court, once again, they did nothing to help pat robertson's followers accomplish what they wanted. tonight i ask those people, the christian right what about your own pact with the devil? how has that worked out with you -- out for you? i yield back the rest of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields his time. the gentleman from nebraska. mr. fortenberry. the gentleman from california, mr. dreier. the gentleman from louisiana, mr. cao. five minutes. mr. cao: yes. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. cao: thank you very much. mr. speaker, the new orleans saints are going to the super bowl for the first time in franchise history. as their representative to congress, i want to congratulate them in an official manner by acknowledging words of encouragement from constituents on the house floor. sunday's historic win was an inspiration to the rest of new orleans who contin
. it will remain that we take revenge for his death inside and outside america. it is a trust for every person who left everything for the sake of god whom he supported. >> stus spekt appeared in strid oh with a new leader of the pakistani branch. the suspect is sack cuesed of blowing himself up at a cia base in afghanistan on december 30th. >>> you will be slifrg a while longer before warmer air brings relief from the bone-chilling temperatures we're seeing. the deadly winter freeze will keep a tight grip on many parts of the country this weekend. take a look at how treacherous icy roads got in the atlanta area causing many accidents. it is expected to dip in the 20s in the sooet. warnings are posted because windchills could drop as low as 25 below zero. at least nine deaths are blamed on the winter storm. >>> in central nebraska pretty rough. livestock farmers are battling against windchills of 30 below or more. struck to tractors are getting stuck. there is nowhere for the cattle to go. that means farmers must brave the cold to feed them so the animals will survive. >> we've been plowing out th
more of the bailout money they received. meanwhile, new york's attorney general called on america's biggest banks today to reveal exactly how much they intend to pay out in bonuses this year? national correspondent jim axelrod found out and the answer is "plenty." >> reporter: less than a year ago, wall street's titans were before congress taking the blame for the financial crisis. >> as an industry, clearly we made mistakes. >> reporter: now after a year of record profits, some are preparing to handout record bonuses. goldman sachs an average bonus of almost $600,000. j.p. morgan chase $463,000, this at a time when one in ten american workers is unemployed. >> there are folks that just continue not to get it. >> reporter: the nation's six biggest banks are expecting to pay out somewhere near $150 billion in bonus this is year. if that were a stack of $100 bills, the pile would be as high as 370 empire state buildings. >> 2010 we're seeing the same bonuses return and with some modest refinements it's going to produce the same incentive to take on higher risk. >> reporter: many ban
worldwide, 71,000 employed in north america. that translates to about 90 plants worldwide. we also read in the "wall street journal" that ford is to begin hiring at new, lower wages. guest: basically, we have a contract with the uaw. we are building a new vehicle in chicago, new people coming into the company. the idea to be competitive is to build things in the u.s., to build them well, otherwise, it will threaten manufacturing. the big story is we will be building a new vehicle in chicago. host: do you see a lot more jobs coming in the future? guest: right now, we need to protect the jobs that we have. we are working on our plan for the next few years, but it is always about being competitive. that is something we are striving to stay on top of. host: first phone call for susan cischke th. caller: my question has to do with the economics. it seems there is too much focus on the price of gas and not enough on the actual cost of the car. i would like to make a suggestion to all the companies. come off with a single seater commuter car. hopefully, it can be priced around $6,000. if you l
immediately. jobs here in america. we think that's very important. it also tries to help states so they're not laying off teachers and policemen and firemen. we think that's very important as well. let me say something. i did a little -- i get a little confused, and perhaps these facts are not well-known to you, but i thought i'd remind you of these facts. we pursued an economic program that your party put forward from 2001, 2003 on for eight years. now, while the people gave us the majority in the house and senate in 2006, obviously president bush threatened to or did in fact veto any changes that we made in economic policy . that economic policy, which you were a very strong supporter of and your party was a very strong supporter of, you continue to mention jobs. so i want to make sure you know these statistics. in the last three months of the brucks under the economic poll -- bush administration under the economic policies that not only did you pursue then but you still want to pursue because in fact the proposals that you have made essentially mirror the proposals that were made in
>>> it's 2010. america rings in the new year with balloons, fireworks and fun. >>> the airline connection. the flight 253 bomb suspect says he met with a notorious cleric connected to terrorists. >>> and a deadly death. the bomber who killed seven cia employees in afghanistan was asked to be there. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. and happy new year. thanks for joining us. i'm michelle gielan. it's a new year and new decade. not everyone stayed up until midnight, but americans celebrated new year's eve across the country. vegas saw fireworks go up at several of the big hotels while the space needle hosted a big party in seattle. and as always, the biggest new year's eve event was in new york's times square. terrell brown was there to see it. >> reporter: good-bye 2009, hello, 210. mayor michael bloomberg got help lowering the gigantic waterford crystal ball from a group of high school students. and jennifer lopez rocked out for the packed house of hundreds of thousands who came out to sell brake light. celebrate. >> it's a once in a lifetime experience. >> reporter: a
>>> good morning, america. i'm george stephanopoulos and it is friday, january 29th. >> happy friday, everyone. i'm robin roberts. this morning, a nation on ice. 17 states under a winter storm watch or warning as a coating of ice shuts down airports, makes a slippery mess over a 2,000-mile. >>> and the white house blinks, starting to think outside of the 911 mastermind. >>> the coveup, john edwards' voice mail and how he planned to hide his mistress' pregnancy from his wife. >> so if i'm calling saying what happened, how did this lap, what's going on? >>> brand-new details from bob woodru woodruff's exclusive report. >>> and trash talk. challenging the president to a little two on two. scott brown's hoop dreams. >> really? really? >> all right. you heard it. >>> downtown scotty brown. >> he's not stopping it stopping the health care plan. >> no. that was his nickname in college. his daughter plays college ball at bc. we'll see. a lot of news to get to folks, including the big test for president obama's renewed call for bipartisanship. he's meeting with house republicans so we'
business in america, which we will do. there's an argument there, that's true. i don't think proprietary trading caused the crisis, but there are problems with it. we have not just had the problems of the crisis. we've had problems of individual investors and others not being treated fairly. paul volcker, who is certainly no enemy of wall street, has been the one most concerned about the proprietary trading. and we're talking about saying, if you have a deposit insurance guarantee with the federal government, you shouldn't be using that to help do this proprietary trading. the other thing we say is this, i don't want the banks making their money from this kind of trading and investments. i want them to make their money by loans. to some extent, this is aimed at getting the banks more into the lending business, which frankly they've moved away from too far. >> the other critique of this, i've heard, is that it basically targets mainstream banks, where most americans have an account with bank of america, a citibank, jpmorgan chase, wells fargo. it does not get after the issue of the too bi
be its best chance for a generation to impose on america a big government, big bureaucracy high tax washington solution. so they are willing to gamble virtually anything this is their best chance sizzlin' done johnson with the great society in -- since lyndon johnson with the great society in 1965. never before have you seen a machine in the white house. willingness to bribe senators, fundamental dishonesty of the system. number one item on drudge today was eight different videos of candidate obama, pledging to have c-span in the room for negotiations. eight different times. people look at that level of dishonesty. it tells-í%y new is a ruthless machine that doesn't care what it says. it cares what it can get away with. >> sean: we are going to show our video in the nextment so great minds think alike. i only found four. eight of 'em, it's entertaining if it weren't so serious. for the president to, you know, break that promise, it seeps like he risks all his credibility. because it seems meaningless, his words, ring hollow! >> well health transformation just posting a youtube vide
and to be dean of the school public service as we down here in texas work to prepare america's newest greatest generation for service to the country. host: come back again, ambassador. we will have coverage of the state of the union address beginning at 8:00 p.m. eastern. we will take a look back at past state of the union addresses. around a 30 5:00 p.m. eastern the state of the union procedures would get under way. the house speaker nancy pelosi will call the house to order. -- at around 8:35 p.m. then around a few minutes before 9:00 p.m. the first lady and others are escorted into the gallery. the gop response will be with the newly inaugurated bob macdonald. learning lessons from last year's response from then- governor, republican gov. bob region will -- from the floor of the virginia house of delegates run by an audience of about 350 that includes small business owners, legislators, and military members. coverage as well of gop response. thanks for watching. . . [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of represent
they assemble to put their case before the world. new people of the world, you people in america and england and france and italy, look at this city and see that you may not abandon the city, that you cannot abandon the city >> instead berlin airlift is launched by a combined allied task force. >> their force assigned more than 300 airplanes and more than 20,000 men to the airlift and britain made a large congregation of both air. ♪ it was an observation without precedent and as a test of precision, of logistics and weather service. >> with 40 to 50 airplanes going simultaneously men's lives -- until the late stages they were flown in five different levels. this called for extremely precise air traffic control. >> some of us had bombed berlin and now we were keeping the same city alive. it meant we had to get more from each airplane and each man than ever before. >> the biggest was the call for utilities. it was packed in the g.i. pumpernickel. we collect bread. and milk for the kids. then medicine. every ounce of cargo was checked >> a new agreement signed in new york between them u.s.s.r
, the department of america, would be lead leading the way and changing the world for the better. under his guidance, and very gentle prodding we're doing just that. it is an inspiration for me to walk in here every day and work with all of you on the issues that are so important to all americans, and it is an inspiration and honor every day to work for secretary salazar and serve the president. thank you, mr. secretary, for the opportunity to be here with you. [applause] >> thank you, laura. thank you, laura. you know, we've had a great 2009, and we're fired up and we're ready to go for 2010. i'm fired up. are you? come on !. [applause] our work truly has just begun, but i want to say just at the outset it would not have all been possible to do the great things that we did in 2009 had it not been for the 70,000 men and women who make up the department of the interior. many of you know that last week there was some scuttlebutt in the media i would leave to go be governor of the state of colorado or run for that position. i said no, because i wanted to be right here with you because this is
's also been in the army and national guard for a very long time. he was cosmo's america's sexiest man. he says he accepted the $1100 and posed for that magazine to pay for law school. and also, he is not a man of privilege. he actually -- his mom at one point was on welfare. he grew up in a broken marriage and at one point, he says what turned his life around is he was caught shoplifting. which is a very telling time in his life. turned himself around. >> and there you can see him with a couple of his daughters. the taller of the two is ayla and she is somebody familiar to a lot of people because she was one of the 10 finalists of "american idol" a couple of years ago. and there she is right there. her sister, i believe, is a premed student and that girl right there is also a standout on the boston college basketball team. >> yeah, she yesterday one of the anecdotes that scott brown told was that when the president called him up to say congratulations, scott brown, hope we can work together. why don't you got a friend and i'll bring my daughter down, mr. president and we can play two on
america! >> julie: live and i'm julie banderas. >> gregg: and i'm gregg jarrett. several hundred more troops are on the move in the mountains of yeyz, yemeni officials say the reinforcements have been sent into two of yemen's provinces, regions that are al-qaeda's strongholds. it comes as president obama for the very first time drawing a direct link between the yemen based branch of the terrorist group and would be christmas day bomb are. >> it appears that he joined an affiliate of lakers al-qaeda and this group trained him, equipped him when those explosives and directed to attack the plane headed to america. >> gregg: molly henneberg is live in washington. molly, president says the u.s. has had its eye on al-qaeda in yiyz for a while. >> molly: yes, in the broader arabian peninsula, president said they have gone on the attack previously. take a listen. >> in recent years they bombed yemeni places. i have ordered to strengthen our with the yemeni government and working them to strike al-qaeda terrorists. >> molly: yemen in response as you were saying, has sent hundreds of troop
it is why america is coming under attack from osama bin laden. if use of his statement of the weekend saying again that he is attacking america because it is america that created israel. host: would you cut anything else besides that? caller: no, it is the biggest problem we have right now. host: obama to seek spending freeze to trim deficit, a three- year proposal. pentagon is among those exempt. they going to talk about all the politics in a book of the times" -- they say that the initiative holds risk as well as potential benefit because mr. obama plans to exempt military spending while leaving many popular domestic programs vulnerable. naples, fla., a republican caller. caller: he ought to start at home. his wife has more people working for her than any of the president's wife. the spinning she does i think it's horrible. he does not give it our troops to support. we need those troops. host: "the times" goes on to read that the government spending is out of control, could to been to his loss of support among independent supporters. the concern could put upward pressure on interest rates
of 2009. the best political team is fanned out across america to see how you are feeling the morning after. >>> the world's largest carmaker recalling another 1.1 million vehicles this morning. toyota owners now flooding phone lines at dealerships with demands for new cars. rental car companies now pulling thousands of camrys and corollas off their lots and it's leading many to wonder how the reeling auto company will recover from a pr nightmare. >>> plus day four of "the stimulus project" we're going to fedford, nebraska, population 168 and home of a new bridge funded by the stimulus. was it money well spent. >>> we ge gin with president obama's first state of the union address. it was part pep rally, part counter attack in a bid to rebid the hearts of many middle class voters who have been underwhemed and overburdened. >> i took office amid two wars, an economy rocked by a severe recession. a financial system on the virginia of collapse and a government deeply in debt. experts from across the political spectrum warn that if we did not act, we might face a second depression. so we acted.
jarrett in "america's newsroom", in for bill hemmer. martha: i'm martha mccollum in for megyn kelly. martha coakley, casting her ballot and brown is expected to do in the next half hour or so. he surged in the polls over the last week. gregg: shannon bream is in washington, d.c. and shannon, this was supposed to be sort of a gimme for coakley, if i can put it that way. why has this become the political story? >> reporter: you might have it, gregg, from the moment that democrat martha coakley, the democratic in this race, won the primary, that she was christened to take the portion of what ted kennedy's seat so there's a lot of criticism maybe it was too much of a given or assumed to be a given and she didn't run the right kind of campaign. others say this is about bigger issues, national issues, like health care, that's gotten into the race and that's going to boost the republican scott brown. despite what the theories may, even this morning, coakley supporter, massachusets governor tim murray admits this is a tough race. this is what he had to say. >> there's no question about it,
of places in the world including the middle east and asia and the idea of america being hated in my old age as it were compared to what it was when i was a youth i take almost personally. the berlin airlift is who we are, not the tortures. and i wanted to bring that story out to the extent i can reevaluate who we are, where we came from, what we do and what we don't do and i think that is what was tapped in the american of tom brokaw's america the greatest generation and he talks about considering it not the first battle of the cold war but the last battle, last year battle of world war ii. but so in the and if i represent the american people in my heart, these are the people i want to be. >> is a marvelous story and we've just scratched the surface tonight. but i think we have time for questions and what we would like to ask you to do is if you would come to the come is there a microphone on this site? , here and queue up as the british say. i'm sure richard would be happy to take your questions. >> [inaudible] as i was listening to the reading of the book i realized how much of a hero tru
. >> everybody needs to work. without work, you have crime. everything just gets worse. >> you know, america wants a good story. the good story is we had this terrible thing happen to us and we bounced back. the reality is it's going to take us longer to bounce back than, you know, a year. >> no, we're not out of the woods. >> we're in deep crap. >> hopefully the worst days are behind us. >> reporter: well, that's a lot of people with a lot of views. and everyone counts. i'm joe carter. i'll see you on the street. >> "views from the street," one more way for you to voice your opinion on hln. we'll have more from joe all week. >>> the third wife of former chicago area police sergeant drew peterson may testify from the grave today. kathleen save yoe's family is expected to describe her fears that peterson might kill her. initially her death in 2004 was ruled an accidental drowning. after peterson's fourth wife stacy disappeared, investigators reopened the investigation into savio's death. peterson has plead not guilty. a judge will decide if statements from these hearings will make it into pet
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you. [male announcer] this is how america supports our troops. the uso depends on the generosity of the american people, people just like you. to find out more about how you can help visit our website at uso dot org. the uso until every one comes home. >>> growing frustration. six days into the quake disaster, food and medicine are still scarce. with the government meeting in a small back room. >> we're walking through what is now your white house. >>> urgent plea. >> in two or three days, the majority of the people we could save are going to be dead. and there is no way to sugarcoat that. >> a hospital within driving distance of the most seriously injured is waiting to help but can't. we'll talk to a frustrated volunteer standing by to save lives. >>> plus, haiti and hollywood. >> a lot of people are wearing ribbons tonight in support of the people of haiti. >> the disaster not far from the minds of movie stars at the golden globe awards. it's monday, january 18th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, i'm eric horng in for jeremy hubbard. >> i'm vinita na
to president obama? and some of america's fallen heroes, a final farewell. >>> videotape of the jordanian doctor who suicide bomber killed seven cia operatives in afghanistan aired on al-jazeera and pakistani television today. he was promising to provide information on al qaeda hiding places and was invited on to the cia base. just as he was getting a pat down search, he detonated the explosives. leon panetta said, "in the past year, we have done exceptionally heavy damage to cut and the associates. that is why the extremists it backed." >>> funerals today for some of the cia officers who were killed. harold brown jr. was remembered during a service in massachusetts. the father of three lived in fairfax county. >> i will love you now and forever. >> flags were lowered to half staff at the cia and the seven new stars joined the others on a wall of honor at the cia office in langley. >>> a man with suspected ties to terrorism pled not guilty today on charges he was training for al qaeda. he was accused of lying to pakistan to get military training. he is one of two men arrested yesterday in
-boggling to america, who has no sense of history -- [laughter] -- that they would be obsessing about this bill. i have no doubt that this will be another pandora's box that will inevitably be opened. there will be millions of south koreans and north koreans holding property deeds for land in north korea. my mother-in-law was born in orchards, you know, a wealthy landowner, and she knows where she lived. i think this is going to be another difficult issue to resolve, and given that they have had 65 years to get it right with japan and have not gotten it right, that does not make me very optimistic that they will be able to resolve this in a quick or efficient manner. i do not think it will be able to have this blanket declaration of new claims to be taken. i do not think that will fly. they will have to find some way to accommodate and i do not know how they are going to do that at this point. add that to the list of headaches. >> time for one last question if any remain. there was one back here. >> i know it is a big topic, but in terms of the political culture that varies so vastly between north and
, america. >> good morning. it's saturday, january 23rd. and that star-studded telethon, raising millions of dollars for haiti. it comes just as we're learning this morning that the haitian government has declared the search and rescue effort is over now. but there were people rescued yesterday. >> ten days after. >> unbelievable stories. i just got back from covering haiti. very painful to see all this first-hand. but really good to see people opening their hearts and their wallets last night. and they need it. >> and it's good to see you in the flesh. >> thank you. >> happy new year. >> happy new year to you. we haven't been together. >>> i was in afghanistan before the quake hit. and now that tension has shifted a bit, i want to bring you some moments from over there. see how our boys are doing in the mountains along the pakistan border. living in a place called the valley of death. >> reflections from both of us coming up from both those places. >>> on a much lighter note. did you see conan last night? >> he went out with kind of a whimper. >> he had a funny week, though. with all of
.s., the shipping industry in norway, and the rubber industry in south america? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex global economy. it's just one reason over 75% of our mutual fds beat their 10-year lipper average. t. rowe price. invest with confidence. request a prospectus or summary prospectus with investment objectives, risks, fees, expenses, and other information to read and consider carefully before investing. >> greta: the final countdown on the record is live in boston where polls open in a few hours. all eyes on this senate race and what if? this is it. what if republican state senator scott brown wins the seat held for decades by senator ted kennedy, a democrat? would brown get sworn in right away so he could vote? that won't make the democrats happy at all. but is there anything the democrats and do to stall him from swearing in? we have no idea whether the republicans are going to win or not. but that's the intriguing question, since he could abort the whole senate health care bill. tell me, what's the certification process here? if he gets elected tomorrow o
america, europe, elsewhere to try to talk about improving their security for the airports that feed the u.s. and today the prime minister of britain, gordon brown, said he's going to look now, again, at airport security there and may start using in the uk these full-body imaging scanners. it will be interesting to watch how this works, david. getting europeans to increase their airport security to make airline travel safer here has been a very tough road. for example, after 9/11, michael chertoff, the secretary of homeland security, said we need to get the list of passengers on planes that are leaving from europe to the united states before the plane leaves. and they said, no, we can't do that. now we get them about an hour before the flights leave. but that took months and months and actually over a year, maybe two years, of constant lobbying and cajoling to get the european parliament to come around. that was after 9/11, after a successful terror attack. the question here will be after what was thank heavens an unsuccessful terror attack will european authorities be willing to take thes
that are waiting in the streets of haiti. i'm jamie colby, welcome to a brand-new hour of america's news headquarters. >> glad you're with us and patience for the devastated people of haiti running thin. it's been four days since a powerful 7.0 earthquake shattered that country, thousands of tons of aid arrived in the airport at the capitol city of important important. but -- port-au-prince, but not much trickled down to the people who need it the most. lack of coordination with the haitian government, fear of violence and roving street gang, all of that hampering efforts to get the much needed aid out to the people. america's news room anchor bill hemmer has been reporting from port-au-prince the last three days. he joinses us now streaming live from the capitol city. tell us the latest. what are you seeing on the ground? >> rick, good evening. it's 6:00 o'clock. that means dusk. almost night fall. that's when the city plunges back into the depth of the darkness cease teen for the past five days. one hour ago, we marked the fifth day since the magnitude 7.0 quake rocked this island nati
in retaliation for america's support for israel. the obama administration quickly fired back. >> this is somebody that has to pop up in our lives over an audiotape, because he's nothing but a cowardly, murderous thug and terrorist. >> bin laden also claimed responsibility for the christmas day bombing. the suspect accused in that attack says he underwent terrorist training in yemen, but officials say there's no indication osama bin laden or his top lieutenants had anything to do with that attack. >>> the rescue operation in hate at the, the marines launched two osprey aircraft this morning. this is what the aircraft looks like. it is capable of both flying like a plane and hovering like a helicopter. the marines will use it to conduct aerial surveys on haiti. it's the first time they've been used in any sort of humanitarian mission by the military. meanwhile higher numbers of casualties coming in. the haitian government buried more than 150,000 people, not counting the untold other thousands still under the quake debris or carried off by relatives. but in another sign of hope that came yesterday,
to america for a better life. you have to get this notion of america. americans are suffering. i voted for barack obama. but this not -- this does not mean i will vote for the next republican. i will vote for the next republican against him if he does not address this issue. this is not an attack against immigrants. this is not an attack to keep them out of this country. but why are they coming here? host: you may want to stay around. we will talk about immigration 40 minutes from now. we are going to look at where the policy is standing, and what the congress is doing in the next year or so. we will talk with a representative of the american immigration council. this is at 7:45 eastern. we will take the phone calls on immigration. we have an independent on the line from florida. caller: thank you for taking my call and happy new year. i feel like the gentleman. i want to see manufacturing brought back to the country. i want to see more people taking an interest in the economy. host: what you think about this issue? what are your thoughts? caller: we have to give incentives to the comp
behind bars after more than a month on the lam. i'm shannon bream. america's news headquarters live from the nation's capital starts right now. we begin with the closing of the u.s. and british embassies in yemen. this is a result of threats by al-qaeda in that region. officials say al-qaeda and others are still plotting against american interests. malini wilkes is joining us now with the latest developments. she has been following them in washington. hi. >> hi. both the u.s. and british closed their embassies in yemen because of the al-qaeda threat. white house counterterror advisor john brennan says he is not going to take chances with the lives of diplomats and he says the yemeni government is providing support. brennan is heading the white house review of the attack on the detroit-bound plane. he told "fox news sunday" u.s. intelligence failed to connect the dots. he says there was no smoking gun, no definitive intelligence that was ignored and no sign that agencies refuse to cooperate with each other. >> in the review so far, there is no indication whatsoever that any agency or depa
to work while helping america gain the lead when it comes to clean energy. clear why such an effort is so important. building a robust clean energy sector is how we will create jobs in the future, jobs that pay well and can't be outsourced. but it's how we will reduce you're dangerous dependence on foreign oil, a dependence that threats our security and leave our children a planet that's safer than the one we inherited. as far as new forms of energy will be one of the defining challenges of the 21st century. the nation that pioneered the use of clean energy is outpaced around the world. it's china that has launched the largest effort in history to make their economy energy efficient. we spearheaded solar technology but have fallen behind germany and japan in producing it. almost all of the batteries we use to power our hybrid vehicles are still manufactured by japanese companies or in asia. so because of one of the steps like the one we're taking today we're beginning to produce more of these batteries here at home. now, i welcome and i'm pleased to see a real competition emerging around
to you then." >> reporter: across the road, at the airport, america's military might is on display, what president obama has called the biggest aid efforts ever. but who's in charge of prioritizing who needs what? the u.n. says it is in charge of distributing relief, while the americans say the haitian government is taking the lead. >> i've heard some people say it was like chaos, and it is, but the thing is the more effort that the international community provides, the better off the haitian people will be. >> reporter: i understand the chaos, but what i don't understand is why the aid can't get from here to the other side of the road. >> right, i can't really hone in on one specific instance of why that location is not receiving the medicine, as you would say, fast enough. the priorities are all prioritized by the haitian government. i want to underscore that. >> reporter: back at the emergency medical center, u.n. troops were trying to stop an angry crowd from storming inside. they showed the soldiers their wounds in the hope of gaining admission. "we're hungry and they give us nothin
of those was bank of america, an underwriter of the newshour. today the securities and exchange commission accused bank of america of failing to disclose huge losses at merrill lynch before buying it. the bank is already charged with hiding bonuses paid at merrill. still, the news of a possible bank tax was met with anger on wall street. where some saw it as a way to get at bonuses. jamie diamond, chairman of jp morgan chase told a washington conference on monday, quote, i'm getting tired of the constant vilification. this is not a casino. still, the issue won't go away. the federal deposit insurance corporation said today that it may impose higher premiums on banks to discourage risky lending and investments. the question of whether to tax banks may not be limited simply the question of whether to tax banks may not be limited simply to costs associated with the so- called tarp program. all told, the federal reserve and the government committed several trillion dollars to the financial system at the height of the crisis. so what, if anything, should be done about the banks? we get two view
the message that america is not just wanting to hear but the policies that have been backed up that message. so as -- the spokesperson for the president just noted over the next 11 months, the political theater, the -- the shakes pier an aspects of the election cycle are going to get played out. the republican party, however, will be engaged as we were in new jersey and in virginia to make sure our candidates are well prepared to address the concerns of the american people. >> you wrote a whole book about -- 12-step program for overcoming the obama administration now. yes, you told shon hannity last week if i have this quote right, when asked about whether you can retake the house, you told him that you are not sure they can take back the house. you raised the question if your party is ready for it. why so negative? >> no. you know, yes, i am part chair leader but i'm also part pragmatist and certainly honest. and the goal is, i wasn't trying to be negative. i was trying to be very, very positive ask honest in saying we are still building up the process. woe still have races where we have c
president obama, he's a lot dumber than president obama. i mean, what we have here is what america suffers from. and that is cultural conditioning, which, in essence, manifests itself by undervaluing, underestimating and marginalizing people of color. it's a 20th century mentality that we can't afford to drag into the 21st century. >> what i don't get is here was harry reid supporting the president. he was talking about how barack obama would make a great choice as the next president of the united states of america. i just don't get, joe, that people even have these conversations in private, i can't imagine using those phrases, even in private conversation. it just seems dumb. >> that's because you're a decent person. that's because you have a certain socialization -- >> is it also because of my age? i'm younger. >> yes. yes. it is generational. you have grown up in a generation much like my -- i'm assuming my age, much like my children. i probably have daughters your age. they have grown up in an era where they have been socialized with people of different races and different backgrounds
. they're angry about greed in corporate america. they're angry about big spending in washington. they're angry about elites in the media and everything else. they're going after anything they can find. in the case of beau biden -- a biden is bred for politics. that's what bidens do. this case involving dr. bradley reached a critical point a month ago. in other words, he knew he was going to have to deal with this case -- >> the case of the molestation. >> he knew about it a month ago. it took him from a month ago when the case was coming ripe until december, whatever today is, january 25th, to decide he had to focus on that case. >> if he wins this case, a good, sound, prosecution, and the public is happy with the way the prosecution was handled, that would look good for him in four years. >> yeah. he's only 40 years old. he has plenty of time, if he wants. i agree with chuck. if it looked like a really favorable win behind the democrats right now, everybody would be in there. >> it used to be the guys would run for senate because it would be an astronomical opportunity you couldn't a
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